Sarah Franklin continues to be at the center of everything Wisconsin volleyball is doing this season. So much so that two times this season, she’s been recognized as the Big Ten Player of the Week for her efforts on the court. She helped the Badgers get back on track with wins over Michigan State and Minnesota.
We’ve got a tank, and her name is Sarah Franklin.
— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) October 30, 2023
Sarah Franklin by the Numbers for Wisconsin Volleyball
Sarah Franklin was putting on a show for Wisconsin volleyball this past week as they secured sweeps of Michigan State and Minnesota. She provided plenty of offensive firepower with 38 total kills between the two games. When the lights shined the brightest on Sunday with the match televised on Fox, Franklin put up 21 kills, 12 more than the next player on the Wisconsin Badgers.
An 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 day in the Field House.
An 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 day for volleyball featured on Fox. pic.twitter.com/EQgMghFpTh
— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) October 31, 2023
Between the two matches she hit .474 between the two matches and even added nine digs, five blocks, and three aces. While she’s known for her offensive prowess, Franklin was right there helping out on defense for Wisconsin volleyball to secure the win.
“I love the atmosphere. When Border Battle comes around, everyone shows out and shows up.”
Following No. 2 @BadgerVB‘s victory over Minnesota in the Border Battle, @sarahfrankk13 shares with @michellachester her thoughts on the atmosphere, the team, and what is next for… pic.twitter.com/Fj4UKAz2HU
— NCAA Women’s Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) October 29, 2023
On the season, the Senior has 4.03 kills per set (6.33 kills per set last week), that’s good for fifth in the Big Ten, and it was the best in the nation this past week. She’s also fifth in points in the Big Ten on the season.
🏐 #B1GVolleyball WEEKLY AWARDS 🏐
— Big Ten Volleyball (@B1GVolleyball) October 30, 2023
To round out the awards along with Wisconsin volleyball, there was Raven Colvin of Purdue named Defensive Player of the Week. She averaged 2.00 blocks per set last week and had 4.57 points per set.
Indiana’s Camryn Haworth had 50 assists in each game this past week, along with 23 kills and 20 digs between her two games. It was good enough to secure Setter of the Week for the Ace Leader of the Big Ten.
Bergen Reilly of Nebraska captured the Freshman of the Week. She averaged 11.33 assists per set and 2.00 digs per set to help lead the Cornhuskers to two victories this week.